NAUNTON, William Johnson

1861 - 1959

William Johnson Naunton was born at Woodbridge, Suffolk on 3 January 1861, third child and eldest son of Charles Naunton (1832-9 February 1915), a watch & clock cleaner, and his wife Emma née Fiske (c.1833-26 November 1916), second daughter of William Fisk[e], who married at St Mary Key Church, Ipswich on 16 Mary 1856. In 1861, William was a newly born, living at Church Street, Woodbridge with his parents, 29-year-old Charles and 26-year-old Emma, with siblings Martha Emma 4 and Laura Rebecca 3. As Mr. W. J. Naunton, he exhibited from Woodbridge in 1880, at the Woodbridge Fine Art Exhibition at the New Street Assembly Rooms, six drawings 'Landscape', 'Ladies Head', 'Man's Head', 'Ruined Castle' and two entitled 'Sea View'. William married at Woodbridge in 1888, Bessie Smith (1865- 23 January 1912) and in 1891, a 29-year-old watchmaker, living at St Johns Street, Woodbridge with his 25-year-old wife Bessie and their 2-year-old only child, William Johnson Smith and by 1911 had moved to New Street, Woodbridge. His wife Bessie died at Woodbridge in 1912, aged 45, and he married secondly at Ipswich in 1913, Blanche Mary Pearl (20 January 1886-22 November 1976). In 1939 they were living at 20 Church Street, Woodbridge where William Johnson Naunton died on 2 April 1959 and was buried in Woodbridge Cemetery.